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New Zealand Diploma in Dance (Level 5)

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Level of Study



1 year


The Level 5 Diploma prepares you for higher level study and build on practical experience and skills learnt in the Level 4 Certificate programme. There is also the added bonus of two short tours to gain performance experience in different venues around Aotearoa including Schools, Theatres and Churches as well as showcase original content created individually and collaboratively in your Major courses.


Performance Dance 3

Perform solo and group repertoire including original dance and reinterpreted choreography and plan and develop stage techniques for performance on tour (Semester One).


Performance Dance 4

Perform solo and group repertoire including reinterpreted choreography and plan and perform on a tour at a range of venues (Semester Two).


Dance Technique 2

Further training in the fundamentals of Contemporary, Jazz and Hip Hop to develop solo and group performances.


Choreography 2

Using the tools of choreography to create an extended solo and group pieces.


Dance Fitness 2

Analysing healthy dietary and lifestyle choices and applying understanding of human physiology to support safe dance practice.


Dance Studies 2

Analysing the origins and influences on dance styles and the works of selected choreographers.


Performing Arts Industry Studies 2

Applying understanding of small business practices, industry structures and operational practices to prepare for potential work in the industry.


Personal Development 2

Further understanding and development of strong character and finding out more about God, yourself and others and how it fits into living in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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